Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

It occurred to me that goal-oriented people should ask “what for?” (and then “how?”) rather than “why?” It happened like this: An acquaintance has rheumatoid arthritis. Her joints–fingers, wrists, and knees–are swollen, deformed, and painful. She complained about the ineffectiveness of various treatments she had undergone. (In case you didn’t know, rheumatoid arthritis is an […]


Article titled “Bench Press: What It Does and Doesn’t Do” is posted at http://www.stadion.com/bench-press-what-it-does-and-doesnt-do/ Here is an excerpt from the article: “People often ask me how to arrange their training programs, or simply in what order to do exercises for best results. As they ask these questions they list the exercises they do. As soon […]


Muscle Fatigue

27Jul13

Coaches and athletes need to know what fatigue is to understand all issues of the training process. The whole training process is predicated on fatigue and on recovery from it–the changes of training load, means of recovery, frequency and sequence of exercises and workouts, periodization, and nutrition. Without understanding fatigue it is not possible to […]


Hey, stupid, wanna lose some weight? Should you listen to nutrition experts or rather look at them and those who follow them? Here are ways of evaluating nutrition experts: 1. Look at them. If they look pudgy, then you should know what their advice is worth. 2. Look at people who have followed their advice […]


Hey, stupid, wanna lose some weight? Popular advice for the thoughtless: Exercise to lose weight! My thoughts: Eat better to exercise better, so as to be stronger, to be faster, and to have greater endurance—don’t exercise to offset the effects of poor eating (while continuing to eat poorly). Besides, why would a sane person want […]


In my previous post I answered a question on the use of resistance bands in improving kicks. However, the video example of a class practicing kicks with those bands showed such poor instruction standards that I gave my opinion about its instructor—quite typical for m.a. So today I have another example of a typical martial […]


It occurred to me that a majority of people suffer various afflictions because they disregard signs given to them by their bodies. First they don’t take hints that something doesn’t agree with them, then they pretend not to notice obvious signs, then take medicines to cover up the bothersome symptoms of dysfunction. Eventually they develop […]